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Seasonality in Japanese household demand for meat and seafood

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  • Aaron J. Johnson

    (Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University)

  • Catherine A. Durham

    (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University)

  • Cathy R. Wessells

    (Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island)

Abstract

The United States is the largest single exporter of seafood, beef, and beef products to Japan, and was the third largest source for pork in 1992. A better understanding of Japanese demand for meat and seafood is important in two regards. First, Japan is generally viewed as a tough market to enter, having many nuances and subtleties not well understood by Westerners accustomed to Western habits and preferences. Second, the United States faces strong competition from Canada and Australia in the beef market and from Taiwan and Denmark in the pork market. This study is designed to help US exporters to better understand Japanese preferences for meat and seafood through an understanding of seasonal effects on demand for these goods. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 14 (1998)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 337-351

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Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:14:y:1998:i:4:p:337-351

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  1. Thomas I. Wahl & Dermot J. Hayes & Stanley R. Johnson, 1991. "Impacts of Liberalizing the Japanese Pork Market," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 90-gatt5, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  2. Kozo Sasaki, 1993. "The structure of food demand in Japan: An application of the rotterdam system," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 9(5), pages 425-439.
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  1. Mauricio V.L. Bittencourt & Ratapol P. Teratanavat & Wen S. Chern, 2007. "Food consumption and demographics in Japan: Implications for an aging population," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(4), pages 529-551.
  2. Eales, James S. & Roheim, Cathy A., 1999. "Testing Separability Of Japanese Demand For Meat And Fish Within Differential Demand Systems," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 24(01), July.
  3. Campo, Isabelle Schluep & Beghin, John C., 2005. "Dairy Food Consumption, Production, and Policy in Japan," Staff General Research Papers, Iowa State University, Department of Economics 12406, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  4. Peterson, Hikaru Hanawa & Chen, Yun-Ju (Kelly), 2003. "The Impact Of Bse On Japanese Retail Beef Market," 2003 Annual Meeting, February 1-5, 2003, Mobile, Alabama, Southern Agricultural Economics Association 35233, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  5. Veeman, Michele M. & Veeman, Terrence S. & Adilu, Shiferaw, 2002. "Analysis Of East Asian Meat Import Demand: Market Prospects For Alberta And Canada," Project Report Series, University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology 24063, University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology.
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  7. Tonsor, Glynn T. & Marsh, Thomas L., 2005. "Comparing Heterogeneous Consumption in US and Japanese Meat and Fish Demand," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) 19567, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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